|Date of Birth||27 December 1986|
|Current World Ranking||1st in 100m and 10th in 200m (2021)|
|Sport/Event(s)||Athletics – 100m and 200m|
|Major Achievements||6-time Olympic medalist, including two gold medals in 100m. 10 gold medals in World Championships|
Second fastest woman ever in 100m
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is a Jamaican track and field sprinter who competes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. Widely regarded as one of the greatest sprinters of all time, she achieved worldwide success during the late 2000s and 2010s, helping to elevate Jamaican athletics on the international scene. In the 100 m, her signature event, she is a two-time Olympic gold medallist and a four-time world champion. In the 200 m, she has won an Olympic silver medal and World Championship gold. In June 2021, she became the fastest woman alive after running 10.63 seconds in the 100m in Kingston.
Running a jaw-dropping 10.63 seconds just one month before the Tokyo Olympics 2020 reasserts the fact that anything other than a gold in 100m would be a shocking result for Fraser-Pryce. With chances of a medal alive in 200m as well as 4x100m relay, the Jamaican is the athlete to watch out for at the quadrennial event. So let’s know a little more about the legendary sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Bio
Fraser-Pryce was born on 27 December 1986 in Kingston, Jamaica. She is 1.52m (5 ft 0 in) tall and weighs 52kg (115lb). She has been nicknamed the “Pocket Rocket” for her petite stature and explosive block starts. Her style involves “bolting to the lead” within her first few strides, then “maintaining her position through to the finish.”
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Net Worth
Fraser-Pryce’s net worth is pretty close to $4 million. She made her fortunes through sports and various million-dollar sponsorships. Fraser-Pryce even has her own hair salon named “Chik Hair Ja” through which also she earns a few more dollars to her fortunes.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Career Achievements
A six-time Olympic medallist, Fraser-Pryce rose to prominence at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, becoming the first Caribbean woman to win gold in the 100m. At the 2012 London Olympics, she became one of only three women in history to defend an Olympic 100m title. She won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics, thus becoming the first female sprinter to win 100m medals at three consecutive Olympics.
At the World Athletics Championships, Fraser-Pryce is one of the most decorated athletes in history, winning ten gold (including one indoor title) and two silver. She is the only person to win four world titles in the 100 m—in 2009, 2013, 2015, and 2019. Moreover, her personal best of 10.63 seconds is the second-fastest of all time, behind the late Florence Griffith Joyner.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Coach
After nearly a 15-year partnership with Stephen Francis, Fraser-Pryce decided to change her coach just before one year of the Olympics. In 2020, she appointed Reynaldo Walcott. Under the guidance of both the coaches, Fraser-Pryce has honed her technique to such an extent that now she is the greatest sprinter of all time.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Parents and Husband
Fraser-Pryce was born to Orane Fraser and Maxine Simpson. She was raised with her two brothers by her mother, a former athlete who worked as a street vendor.
A committed Christian, she married Jason Pryce in 2011 and announced her pregnancy in early 2017. On 7 August 2017, she and her husband welcomed a son named Zyon.
Even if she doesn’t win a medal in Tokyo, it doesn’t matter as she is already a legend. However, she is Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the woman whose accolades probably outnumber the cabinets she has to keep them. She will again fight hard and look for a third 100m gold in Olympics. Having said that, keeping a larger picture in mind, she may go for the hat-trick as she did in 2012. Not an easy task at all, even considering that she is 34, but the Jamaican icon looks better as ever.